It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the passing of our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend Anita Marjorie Rowland. On December 22, 2009, with her family at her side, she left us to sing and dance with the angels in the presence of her Lord. Anita leaves behind her devoted husband of 49 years, Gordon; her four children, Laureen (Peter Sommerey), Ted (Deb), Brett (Jill) and Michelle (Richard Smith); 11 almost perfect grandchildren Tamara (Matt), David, Meghan, Cy, Shawna, Alex, Jessica, Nicole, Christopher, Jordan and Brayden and one absolutely perfect great-grandchild Connor.
Family was priority one. She always had time for each of us. Much laughter and fun was had, gathered around the dining room table enjoying a fabulous meal. Anita was a committed Registered Nurse and active member of her church community. She donated countless hours of her time to the Upper Room Mission. Anita was not only active with volunteer work, but was an accomplished competitive curler and avid golfer.
To honour Anita’s genuine kindness and concern for others, in lieu of flowers please perform a random act of kindness.
A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at her church, Community Baptist Church. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email; firstname.lastname@example.org.